Latest Data…

John Lott has put out the latest data on concealed carry gathered by the CPRC

John R. Lott Jr.

Crime Prevention Research Center

Date Written: July 18, 2017


There are now over 16.3 million permit holders, a record 1.83 million increase in permits since last July. Nationwide, 6.5% adults have a concealed handgun permit. Outside of California and New York, 8 percent of adults have a permit. Permits for women and blacks are increasing much faster than they are for men and whites. There are also significant differences in not only the number of permits issued but also who gets them when politicians have discretion in granting them. Los Angeles County provides a vivid example of how women and Hispanics are given few permits when politicians decided who can defend themselves. We also provide evidence that death threats don’t let people get permits for protection and how incredibly law-abiding permit holders are and how crime rates have changed in the states that have had the largest increases in concealed handgun permits.

Full pdf, HERE.

Interesting data set, and some interesting reading, especially about LA and the lack of representation across the ethnic spectrum, and lack of permitting in cases where there were good causes for permits. That starts on page 18.

And I find this rather ‘interesting’… If there were ANY doubts about CNN’s leanings, this pretty much puts paid to that…

CNN news changed a headline Sunday of a story on the Antifa movement after members of the group complained, according to the agency’s own editorial note on the story.

Full article from the Daily Caller, HERE.


Latest Data… — 8 Comments

  1. The RIGHT of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
    That CNN headline caught my eye and gave me hope when it first came out. Silly me.

  2. I guess Robert Heinlein was right, when he said “An armed society is a polite society.” Seems to be a lot less unpleasantness in places where you can arm and defend yourself.

  3. When will they stop messing with things? Ok. I know that was a dumb question. I just want to be left alone in the middle of nowhere in the mountains away from PEOPLE. Is that too much to ask? LOL. And +1 on Ed and RS above me there.

  4. Hey Old NFO;

    Thanks for the information, and as far as CNN goes, they are so in the tank for leftist causes, then they wonder why they have a credibility problem, but they double down on stupid and keep getting worse.

  5. CNN is scum, I deleted the channel from my lineup.
    Our Sheriff up here wants to see an increase in CCW’s and at last report was hoping we could get up to 1-in-40 people – it’s a small county with a big and wild footprint of National Forests and distant places, so people need to be prepared by themselves for any eventuality.